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Edinburgh: A City of Readers - Public Workshop

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 17:30 to 21:00
Blackwell’s Bookshop, 53-62 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YS
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This site-specific and hands-on public workshop will consider the experience of reading, as part of Book Week Scotland 2019. 

Edinburgh is famous across the world for being a city of writers. Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, Muriel Spark, Ian Rankin and J.K. Rowling to name just a few, all lived and wrote in Edinburgh. But it is also a city of readers.

Join the Open University's Dr Shafquat Towheed, Senior Lecturer in English, and Dr Sally Blackburn-DanielsPostdoctoral Research Associate in English, to find out more about readers in Edinburgh, from the past and the present. 

There will be public readings (30 minutes), a hands-on, facilitated reading group activity (30 minutes), and the chance to contribute your own experiences of reading.

As part of this event, you will also be able to contribute your own experiences of reading in Edinburgh, whether you’re a resident or a visitor, via the READ-IT project’s public upload portal. So feel free to offer your thoughts about what you’ve read recently, or share your favourite image of reading with us. Because after all, what are books without readers.

All are welcome to attend this free, public event. It will be most suitable for ages 12+. Refreshments will be available. Register on the Eventbrite page for Edinburgh: A City of Readers.

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